The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 140 178 189
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +11
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 12 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 13
Average daily rate £600 £525 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +168.00%
Stress Testing
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2632 4072 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 83.90% 80.89% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 3166 3367
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 10 (50.00%) Finance
1 10 (50.00%) Banking
1 10 (50.00%) Credit Risk
2 8 (40.00%) Market Risk
3 7 (35.00%) Investment Banking
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Derivative
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (20.00%) Change Management
6 4 (20.00%) Subversion
6 4 (20.00%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (15.00%) hybris
7 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (15.00%) Java EE
7 3 (15.00%) Statistics
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Spring
7 3 (15.00%) Maven
7 3 (15.00%) Relational Database

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (15.00%) Ant
2 3 (15.00%) JUnit
2 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (50.00%) Banking
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Front Office
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Risk Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Risk Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Market Risk Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Credit Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Architect
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Quantitative Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) IT Risk Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Pricing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) Java EE
2 3 (15.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Credit Risk
2 8 (40.00%) Market Risk
3 6 (30.00%) Derivative
4 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (20.00%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.00%) Statistics
7 2 (10.00%) Fixed Income
7 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
8 1 (5.00%) Grid Computing
8 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) B2C
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (15.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Korn
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Control-M
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) ATG
1 3 (15.00%) hybris
1 3 (15.00%) Sybase
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithmics
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Murex
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
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